Tuesday, February 19, 2008
TRANSITION MENTORING The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Adult Correction Facility invite you to join them in Transition Mentoring for ex-offenders who live on the Northside as they rebuild their life after leaving prison. NEXT TRAINING: Saturday, March 8, 2008 8:45 a.m. –2:00p.m. Hennepin Co. Adult Corrections Facility Men’s Building 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth Directions: 494 north to Co. Rd. 6 – turn left on Co. Rd. 6 to Shenandoah Lane (west side of Parker's Lake) Snacks/Lunch will be served Please register for this free training by March 4, 2008 by emailing email@example.com. If you have questions about the mentoring experience, we can get you in touch with other PEACE Foundation members who are currently mentoring through this program. WHY MENTOR? In a recent study of ex-offenders involved with this program, there was a comparison between those who STAYED connected with their mentor after release from incarceration with those who DID NOT. The results are revealing. As a group, those who stayed connected with their mentors only had 6 arrests during the first year after release (compared to a total of 223 arrests for the two years prior to their arrests). Those who did not stay connected with their mentors had a total of 90 arrests in their first year after incarceration (compared to a toal of 282 arrests for the two years prior to their arrests). While both groups - those who stayed connected and those who did not - had similar rates of arrest before incarceration, the rate of recidivism after incarceration was more than TEN TIMES HIGHER for those who did not stay connected to their mentors compared with those who did. What this tells us is that MENTORING WORKS!